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Rooney keeps chasing United goal record

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Wayne Rooney has enjoyed one of his more prolific seasons for Manchester United this year, with 28 goals to his name so far in 2011-12 helping the reigning Premier League champions to re-establish their place at the top of the table.

Following the Red Devils' 2-0 victory over Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Monday evening - a match that the 26-year-old did not find himself on the scoresheet - Sir Alex Ferguson's side moved five points clear of Manchester City, with seven games remaining.

Rooney insists his number one priority this campaign is to guide United to a 20th title triumph, but admits that he also has one eye on cementing his place in the top four of the club's all-time goalscorers list.

With an impressive haul of 171 goals in less than eight years at Old Trafford, the England international sits just four goals behind George Best and Dennis Viollet who are level on 175.

"I've seen about the all-time scoring record and a few people have reminded me of it as well, but I'm still a long, long way away from Sir Bobby [Charlton, on 249 goals] and Denis Law [on 237]," Rooney told Inside United.

"I'm obviously proud to be up there and be in touching distance of some legends of the club. Hopefully I can overtake them soon. It would be an unbelievable feeling if I could get his record, but as I said before I'm still a long way away. Hopefully one day I'll be able to do it.

"It's not something I look at all the time, it's something I'll probably take more notice of when I've finished playing. But I'm certainly proud to be where I am at the moment."

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